mikerr wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:18 am
How much extra would you pay for a partially depopulated "flat" pi ?
I know the question was not directed at me, but personally, I feel that if sufficient interest for such a model was there, a fair price would probably be something we cannot guess xD
Personally though, I'd be willing to pay up to around $45USD for such a Pi - an extra $10USD for the extra work involved in manufacturing these different units and managing sales / shipping.
Whether thats even remotely in scope of accurate pricing, only the Pi foundation pricing department could say.
And yeah, if such an unpopulated Pi3b was available (in single units), I'd definitely buy at least one, whetherr that be a Pi without the Ethernet port and slim USB ports, or no Ethernet port / no USB at all, either option interests me.
But lets not turn this into a locked thread by discussing wishlists.
davidcoton wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:11 am
Imperf3kt wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:12 am
I think that metal is tin and Tin is around 40% as effective as aluminium at transferring heat.
Have you seen the price of Tin? Parts made to go with Pi are usually low cost designs, unless they are headed for the ISS. It may be tin plated steel (if it is shiny), or it may be just steel or aluminium alloy. Test with a magnet.
Any sheet of metal that you can get the heat into and which has the surface area to radiate the heat will probably work. Conduction within the metal is far less significant then tranferring heat in or out. I would be concerned about raising the temperature of an LCD panel, that may well significantly shorten its life.
Yeah thats one thought I had when I said "I don't think it will work as well as you expect." - I expect the LCD isn't designed to be so close to that much heat.